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new reports of poe ten shaully damaging allegations about donald trump's dealings with russia ahead of his long-awaited press conference hours away. president obama's farewell address was filled with achievements. the man fifth in line for the presidency, rex tillerson faces tough senate questions on his dealings with russia. a relentless parade of storms blankets the west with flooding warnings. "early today" starts right now. great being with you this morning, i am francis rivera. president-elect trump will hold his first press conference since being elected, and these
headlines will be dominating the day, and alleged briefing materials included damaged information passed to intelligence about his dealings with russians. two u.s. officials with direct knowledge tell nbc news the briefing materials prepared for trump did include information that was initially circulated among trump's opponents and was passed on to intelligence agencies, and however the officials did not say if the fbi was investigating the information which has not been verified by the intel agencies and while the sources would not take to the nature, and trump took to twitter, all caps, fake news, a total political witch hunt. president obama had this to say regarding the news. >> mr. president before we sat down, there was a word from
sources that the intel report on russian hacking had information that suggested there might have been an effort by the russians to compromise donald trump. could you confirm that and tell us what you know? >> i have not seen the reports. we were on the plane together and i have not read the news since then, and as -- as a matter of principle and national security i don't comment on classified information. i ordered a report about russia's involvement in the hacking of the dnc and passing on that information to wikileaks because i felt now that the election was over for everybody to understand exactly what happened in order to prevent it from happening again, in order to make sure that we are working effectively with our allies so that misinformation and cyber attacks don't end up undermining democratic structures around the
world, and my expectation and my hope is that this work will continue after i leave, that congress in possession of the classified and unclassified reports, that the president-elect and his administration in possession of the classified and unclassified reports will take it seriously and now get to work reinforcing those mechanisms that we can use to protect our democracy. >> regardless of the veracity of the allegations its no question trump's ties to russia and the stance on russia's interference will be topic number one in this morning's press conference. kellyanne conway discussed that with seth meyers. >> they are all unnamed unspoken sources and it was based on a russian investigator to begin with. >> it was based on an mi6
russian investigators? >> yeah, and it also says hillary clinton and groups that wanted hillary clinton to win may have been behind the investigations themselves and most importantly it said the fbi is trying to confirm it so nothing has been confirmed. president obama delivered a nostalgic and at times emotional speech in chicago. >> my fellow americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. i won't stop. in fact, i will be right there with you as a citizen for all my remaining days. >> while the speech was at times a laundry list of the president's achievements it also served as a point by point rebuttal to the incoming administration, and one key moment came when the president spoke of the day when he passes the baton to trump.
>> in ten days the world will witness a hallmark of our democracy. no, no, no. the peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected president to the next. >> perhaps the most personal moment of the night came when the president made this tearful tribute to the first lady. >> michelle lavonn robinson, girl of the south side. for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. you took on a role you didn't ask for. and you made it your own. [ applause ] you made the white house a place
that belongs to everybody, and a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model, so you have made me proud and you have made the country proud. >> tonight michelle obama will give her own farewell and it will be on late-night television making her final late-night appearance as first lady with tonight shows's, jimmy fallon. facing pressure at least, four of trump's nominees have had their hearings delayed after republicans attempted to speed through the process, and the delays come as background checks and vetting has yet to be completed. rex tillerson faces a grilling over his ties to russia and iran, and trump's choice for attorney general, jeff sessions
had his dramatic opening day. >> jeff sessions held a granddaughter in his lap and prepared to go before the very committee that he was a member of but voted against him in 1986 when he was nominated to be a federal judge, concerned then about his record on civil rights. >> the khaeurbg couture was not accurate then and not now. >> in a hearing interrupted nine times by protesters, he said he would oppose any blanket ban on muslim immigrants, and he said he would step aside if investigations of the clinton e-mails or foundation came up? >> with regard to secretary clinton and some of the comments i made, i do believe that that could place my objectivity in question. >> he was also asked about mr. trump's claim about women in the
"access hollywood" video. >> is grabbing a woman by her gentles without her consent sexual assault? >> it would be. >> he said he would support revoking president obama's executive order allowing 74,000 young people to stay who came here illegally underage 16. >> that was pete williams reporting. robert kennedy, jr., one of the most anti-vaccine activist said president-elect trump asked him to lead a committee on vaccine safety. the trump team now saying no decisions have been made. and now a new storm soaked northern california, which was already saturated from the
weekend's rain. river levels are being monitored closely as residents fear broken levees and additional flooding, and forecasters are predicting up to 10 more feet of snow in tahoe. >> it has been almost 12 years since i have seen anything like this. it's incredible. >> further north, much of oregon was can you haovered with a lay and snow making any type of travel dangerous. in washington state, one mother and her three kids had to be rescued after their car slid off a icy road. and a massive avalanche buried route 70 yesterday, and another large avalanche crashed down and it's captured in this amazing video and photo. an avalanche warning remains in effect today to the regions west of denver. is there any relief in sight? let's check in with meteorologist, bill karins, who is here with us. >> this is the last day of the really heavy snow and the blizzard warnings and we are
still getting pounded in the sierra and nevada range, and utah, colorado, idaho, and pick your poison here and even in the pacific northwest we are dealing with more rain and snow. we get a break with the heavy rain, and there's one more piece to the puzzle that will be coming in late today and into tonight and tomorrow, and that will move on to shore, and this is the last piece of the puzzle and what a ten-day stretch it has been in the west, and one of the stormiest times they have had in years. here's a closer look at the day ahead. for today we are watching very warm conditions in the ohio valley, great lakes, northeast, and there's a batch of rain sliding through southern new england this morning and that will be gone by the time we get to the rush hour, and look at the cold temperatures in the northern plains. we are going to change things up in the days ahead, we are going to get warm and the potential of an ice storm in the middle of the country.
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in today's quick hits in only her second public appearance since the november election, hillary clinton was at the state department, and with her john kerry and madeline albright. during her speech clinton made reference to her e-mail controversy. >> i am thrilled to be here at the new hillary clinton pavilion. i am sure you will notice it's the most transparent part of the entire project. the force is with l.a. beating out san francisco as the
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on the ground. now the clouds are thinning out knot and west. should see breaks of sunshine today. last few rain drops just crossing the jersey coastline. cape may starting the dry out. and yes, rain. look at the temperature. so much warmer this morning. looking pretty good across the entire city. low 40s right now in andorra. chestnut hill is 41. 41 degrees and west mount. port richmond, society hill. all starting in the low 40s. we'll get close to 50 degrees this afternoon. i'll show you when you'll get to see sunshine with the hour by hour forecast. first jessica boyington has your first alert traffic.
watching the vine street expressway. closed this morning. showing part of that closure right here. see between in point and schuylkill we have lane restrictions here. everybody being diverted off on the broad street off-ramp right now. 4:30. new this morning: investigating a shooting that started as an assault. here's what happened. officers say a man was punched after leaving a restaurant. after leaving a restaurant. the man ran away then pulled out a gun and shot one of the men who was